Nov. 22 2016
A recent announcement by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal emphasized just how bad the drought is that’s currently hitting the state. “During this prolonged period of severe drought in Georgia, we are ...
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Nov. 21 2016
The Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro Company recently announced its acquisition of an Irvine, California-based startup named Blossom. Blossom and Scotts collaborated on an app called Gro for ...
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Nov. 21 2016
Starting December 1, new regulations from the Department of Labor dictate the threshold under which salaried workers must be paid overtime. They doubled the threshold to $913 a week in overtime, nearl ...
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Nov. 19 2016
A landscape company in Auburn Hills, Michigan, is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, after they were robbed for the second time this year. Ultra Professional Outdoor Servic ...
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Nov. 18 2016
William “Michael” DeWitt, a landscaper from Fort Worth, Texas, has been charged with animal cruelty after injuring his client’s dogs with a string trimmer. DeWitt was hired by Dawn Painter after ...
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Nov. 17 2016
Amid all the talk of leaf blower bans, the community of Oak Park, California, has decided to go even further. They want to ban all weekend landscape work. Many residents are in favor of the potential ...
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Nov. 17 2016
For fourteen months, George and Beverly Spires have been seeking justice in Wichita Falls, Texas. Last year, they accused their secretary, Katherine Michelle Urioste, of stealing $300,000 from their c ...
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Nov. 16 2016
After two months of fundraising, the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) has raised the $25,000 needed to establish the Ivy Munion Langendorff Irrigation Scholarship. ASIC has teamed up ...
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Nov. 16 2016
It’s in with the old at the Ariens Company Museum in Brillion, Wisconsin. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Gravely’s motor plow patent, Ariens has added a 3,000-square-foot space to showcase G ...
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Nov. 15 2016
Drought levels in some areas of Georgia have reached “exceptional” levels, the highest designation that can be given by officials. The conditions are so bad that one city, Villa Rica, has one mont ...
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Nov. 15 2016
SiteOne Landscape Company has just acquired the Loma Vista Nursery in Kansas City, Missouri. This is the first nursery location for SiteOne. Established in 1991, Loma Vista distributed nursery and ha ...
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Nov. 14 2016
The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Certification recently issued a clarification for H-2B Visa holders who work on multiple sites. This comes after years of wondering what was to be done wi ...
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Nov. 14 2016
Brightview has announced that Andrew Masterman is the company’s new president and CEO. He will join the company in December, and also sit on their board of directors. Masterman will work out of Brig ...
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Nov. 12 2016
An arrest warrant is out for two contractors operating without a license. They’ve been charged with conspiracy, illegally conducting an enterprise, fraudulent schemes, and artifices and theft. The w ...
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Nov. 11 2016
By being in the right place at the right time, a landscape crew was able to save a family from a devastating fire in Morris, Illinois. Three employees of TouchDown Services, located in Joliet, were wo ...
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Nov. 10 2016
Creative Surroundings, Inc., a 34-year-old local landscape business, has been acquired by Columbia LandCare in Columbia, Missouri. Gloria Gaus, owner of Creative Surroundings, has agreed to stay with ...
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Nov. 10 2016
When Ben Schickel took a two-week vacation from his white-collar job at a software firm in Boston, Massachusetts, he didn’t go to Aruba or Hawaii. Instead, he went to work in the green industry. Sch ...
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Nov. 9 2016
The new Apple Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino, California, is currently in the last stages of construction, and the project has attracted a lot of attention. The donut-shaped structure is set to op ...
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Nov. 9 2016
In Birmingham, Alabama, Birmingham Water Works recently went into Stage Four of its drought management plan in response to continued dry weather. The move to Stage Four indicates that the city is curr ...
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Nov. 8 2016
In Columbus, Mississippi, four months of drought is taking its toll, and many lawns are dry and brown. “In areas where there isn’t irrigation, the lawns are getting hammered,” said John May, lan ...
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